NEHS Webinars for 2021-2022

Webinars include topics such as fundraising, chapter projects, Common Readers, and chapter organization. Of course, these topics should be of interest even if your schools are in face-to-face learning mode! The webinars will last approximately 30 minutes and will include opportunities for Q & A as well as sharing with other NEHS colleagues.

Upcoming Webinars

Webinar 3 - An Interview with Dr. Ryad Alsous

Thursday, November 11, 2021, 6:00 p.m. CST

The November webinar will feature a recorded interview with Dr. Ryad Alsous, a refugee living in England, who had once been a beekeeper in Syria and who inspired Christy Lefteri, the author of the Common Reader, The Beekeeper of Aleppo, as she crafted her main characters. This webinar will be of particular interest to NEHS seniors who plan to submit applications for the NEHS scholarships.


  • Chris Lockwood, International Region Advisory Council Chapter Advisor, Instituto Blaise Pascal, Oaxaca, MX
  • Dave Wendelin, NEHS Director


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Webinar 4 - An Evening with Charles Dickens

Thursday, December 9, 2021, 6:00 p.m. CST

Tom Wingate, Head Teacher at the Wingate School and a Dickens scholar, will present a lecture on the work and life of Charles Dickens.


  • Tom Wingate, Head Teacher and owner of the British-International School, The Wingate School, Mexico City, MX

Webinar 5

Using English Power for Good

Thursday, January 27, 2022, 6:00 p.m. CST

Tonya Perry, Professor at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and the NCTE director of Cultivating New Voices Among Scholars of Color, will present a talk on the power of using English for positive purposes, harnessing the talents of the pen, the mind, and the written and spoken word to make a difference in the world.


  • Tonya Perry, University of Alabama, Birmingham

Webinar 6 - Honor Societies at the College/University Level

Thursday, May 12, 2021, 6:00 p.m. CDT

William Johnson, Executive Director of Sigma Tau Delta and former president of the Association of College Honor Societies, will discuss the opportunities and realities of honor societies at two- and four-year colleges and universities.


  • William C. Johnson
    Executive Director of Sigma Tau Delta and Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Northern Illinois University
  • Dave Wendelin
    NEHS Director

Past Webinars

Webinar 1 - Reigniting NEHS Chapters

Presented live on Thursday, September 9, 2021

On Demand Webinar

Presentation Slides

This first-of-the-year webinar will provide a general overview of the opportunities NEHS offers to chapters, Advisors, and student members. Continuing and new initiatives will be reviewed, new support features will be highlighted, and reminders about upcoming deadlines will be shared. All advisors, new and continuing, chapter officers, and other members are encouraged to attend.


  • Dave Wendelin, NEHS Director

Webinar 2 - Expanding the Canon and Common Reader

Presented on Thursday, October 14, 2021, 6:00 p.m. CDT

Presentation Slides

Make plans to join two honor society leaders, Lindsey Ward, NEHS Advisory Council member, and Sarah Dangelantonio, Professor of English at Franklin Pierce University, as they share exciting books that may be wonderful additions to the English curriculum. Information will also be shared about the upcoming NEHS scholarship competition based on the Common Reader for this year.


  • Lindsay Ward
    Southwestern Region Advisory Council
    Chapter Advisor at The Woodlands College Park High School
  • Sarah Dangelantonio
    Sigma Tau Delta former President and Chapter Advisor and Professor at Franklin Pierce University